Competition: Are You The UK's Best Amateur Guitar Builder?

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Attention home guitar builders! We’ve teamed up with renowned lutherie tool and parts supplier StewMac to launch our first ever competition to find Britain’s best amateur guitar builder. To make it worth your while, StewMac have put up a fantastic prize of $500 worth of StewMac's professional lutherie supplies for the overall winner plus one runner-up prize of $250 worth of StewMac supplies. So as well as the glory of winning you'll take home your choice of pro-grade tools and materials from StewMac to help you build your next creation.

For this inaugural competition we’ll be inviting entries for original electric guitar designs, either solidbody or semi-acoustic. So what do you have to do? Simply click on the entry link here to enter. You’ll be asked to submit a single, good-quality image of your creation, as well as a short but detailed description of the guitar you built, describing its spec and standout features. 

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Jamie Dickson

Jamie Dickson is Editor-in-Chief of Guitarist magazine, Britain's best-selling and longest-running monthly for guitar players. He started his career at the Daily Telegraph in London, where his first assignment was interviewing blue-eyed soul legend Robert Palmer, going on to become a full-time author on music, writing for benchmark references such as 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and Dorling Kindersley's How To Play Guitar Step By Step. He joined Guitarist in 2011 and since then it has been his privilege to interview everyone from B.B. King to St. Vincent for Guitarist's readers, while sharing insights into scores of historic guitars, from Rory Gallagher's '61 Strat to the first Martin D-28 ever made.